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Hey, Locavores: Rate the Plate!

Blog Archive | August 3, 2010 | By Karly Wentzloff

Do you ever wish eating local could be easy? Well, for the next seven weeks in Frankfort and Elberta, it is not only easy, it’s spiced up with some friendly competition....

Good Coops Make Good Neighbors, Better Eggs

Blog Archive | July 27, 2010 | By Sharron and Paul May

What exactly is an Eggmobile? It’s essentially a chicken coop on wheels, and a great way to move our hens around to another fresh, un-pecked pasture every few days so that they have steady access to the foods they really like-grass and bugs....

Extinction? Forever! Seed-Saving Class? Next Month!

Blog Archive | June 23, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

“Extinction” usually makes me think of things like mastodons or civil political discourse, not tomatoes or apples....

Wes Jackson: The Complete State Theatre Video

Blog Archive | June 11, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Wes Jackson is a nationally renowned pioneer in American agriculture. That is why we recently presented Mr. Jacksons at the State Theater, in Traverse City, and why his appearance attracted approximately 350 very interested people....

Lansing Considers A Break for “Hand Made” Foods

Blog Archive | June 7, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

When the Michigan Municipal League announced the winners of its “Let’s Save Michigan” poster contest, it’s not surprising that many, including four of the top six, included green economy images, like farm fields and wind towers. ...

New Study: Local Food Means Lots of Michigan Jobs

Blog Archive | June 1, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

What if Michigan farms supplied all of the fruits and vegetables that Michiganders eat during the growing season?...

Congress: Don’t Be Tardy on Farm to School

Blog Archive | June 1, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Betti Wiggins, operations manager for food service in Detroit Public Schools, is determined to serve more Michigan-grown fresh fruits and vegetables to the 52,000 kids she feeds at lunchtime each day....

Choose Organic, for the Health of It

Blog Archive | May 24, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

That means going organic, buying at farmers’ markets (if your favorite farmer is not certified organic, ask what kind of pesticides are used) and washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consuming them....

McCain, Roberts, and Chambliss: Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong

Blog Archive | May 3, 2010 | By Diane Conners

I just spent five days in Phoenix, Ariz., with 650 farmers, researchers, health professionals, young people, and community advocates from across the country who are working on new markets for farms, economic development for communities, and healthy diets for children-based largely on buying, selling, and eating locally grown foods....

Detroit Farm to School Conference Set For May

Blog Archive | April 23, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Michigan is set to hear from some of the leading innovators of farm to school programs in the country during the Taking Root: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Detroit in May. And that’s not all....

Food Safety Legislation to U.S. Senate for Vote

Blog Archive | April 21, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Calling everyone interested in local foods! Please direct your attention to Washington D.C. this week and next....

Summit Sprouts Fresh Food and Farm Ideas

Blog Archive | April 13, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Talk about entrepreneurial spirit! Northwest Michigan’s great creativity and resourcefulness around healthy food and profitable farming shone brightly last Friday at the second annual Farm Route to Prosperity summit....

Farming’s Future: Back to Year Zero?

Blog Archive | April 2, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Wes Jackson says his lifelong research convinces him that modern agriculture must look far into the past if it is to have a sustainable future....

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 9

March 8, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

In Italy, CSA Is a GAS...

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 8

March 2, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

In Kobe, a History of CSA Worldwide...

Chomp into these Good Food Ideas!

Blog Archive | March 2, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Now is the time to put local food and farming priorities in front of these candidates....

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 7

February 27, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

Lost in Translation...

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 6

February 26, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

The Talking Begins...

Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 5

February 25, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

Hops Smops – I’m going for the Sake...

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